The United States must respect China's interests in the Asia-Pacific region, Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said as Washington tries to assert more influence in the area. China and the US "have more converging interests in the Asia-Pacific region than anywhere else in the world", Yang said at a news conference during the national legislature's annual [...]
Chinese law makers are discussing the country's legislative situation at the ongoing annual National People's Congress session in Beijing, while deputies from grass-roots groups have shared their proposals with the leadership, hoping to resolve issues. While military spending, economic plans and legal reforms have grabbed the attention of domestic and international media, these grass-roots deputies [...]
Li Zhaoxing, the spokesman for this year's National People's Congress (NPC), said Sunday that China will increase its defense spending by 11.2 percent in 2012. This attracts wide attention both at home and abroad. I regard the increase in military expense as necessary and even vital. I think the increase will mainly be spent on [...]
DAMASCUS - China's special envoy to Syria, Li Huaxin, said in Damascus Tuesday that his visit comes as part of China's diplomatic efforts to find a solution to the Syrian issue. Li made the remarks upon arrival in Syria's capital Damascus on Tuesday, where he was received by Sulaiman Sarra, Director of the Asian Department in [...]
Import taxes on a large number of consumer and luxury goods will be lowered this year, a former deputy commerce minister told China Daily in an exclusive interview. "Consumer and luxury goods will help promote domestic consumption and China needs to reduce import duties," Wei Jianguo said on Tuesday. Read Full Article HERE
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